HIP HOP FIND: mononome – The Secret Melody

mononome - The Secret Melody

Greek producer mononome finds The Secret Melody in his second EP.

Ever since I got my own MPC, I’ve been scouring YouTube and the internet for tips and videos of people using them, to get a feel for it all. I’ve even started searching for “MPC albums”, releases made using the Akai drum machine. One example I found with this method was The Secret Melody, mononome’s second EP. What’s unique about this album is that it’s made up of purely vinyl samples. No software was involved, just records and a MPC 2500. As raw as it gets. The combination of dusty samples, jazzy layering, crackling drum breaks and a mysterious vibe make for emotive listening.

Stream and download it below. It’s also available for download via dustedwax.org

About Luke Alex Davis

Luke Davis is a music producer and editor of music blog Sampleface. In his spare time, he enjoys watching tennis and football and reading.